San Diego Business Journal

Japan Airlines Plans June 1 Debut of Daily Local Service

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Japan Airlines will begin offering its direct local service between San Diego and Tokyo on a daily basis on June 1 using the Boeing 787, after addressing electrical system issues that caused a global grounding of the Dreamliner aircraft used for its San Diego flights.

The carrier said in a statement that its current schedule of three weekly round-trip flights from San Diego International Airport will continue through May 31, deploying the larger Boeing 777. Japan Airlines plans to resume its use of the Dreamliner on several of its global routes on or after June 1.

The San Diego region’s first-ever direct service to Asia started in December with four-days-weekly service, which was originally scheduled to become daily on March 1. The Boeing Dreamliner grounding forced cancelation of 22 local flights that had been slated for January and February.

— SDBJ Staff Report